On the basis of the analysis of the responses provided through the CSO form, present up to ten main priorities of CSOs to implement the Convention over the next four years.:
Centro Unesco de Andalucía:
- Table for Intercultural Dialogue: a commitment to peace and coexistence in the province, 11 December 2019: Representatives of the Provincial Council of Granada, through the Area of Social Welfare, UNESCO Andalusia Center, the Institute of Peace and Conflicts of the University of Granada, the Gypsy Secretariat Foundation, the Andalusian Rainbow Federation and the Union of Islamic Communities of Andalusia, have signed this agreement that fulfills an institutional declaration approved in the provincial plenary in May 2019. Itis an instrument for peace with which to improve coexistence and conditions of equality between all people and with which to work for the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
- Celebration of the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May 2021: the reading of a manifesto agreed within the framework of the Provincial Table for Intercultural Dialogue. The table, which after reading the manifesto has met at the headquarters of the institution, is formed by the Provincial Council of Granada, the Unesco Andalusia Center, the Institute of Peace and Conflicts of the University of Granada, the Gypsy Secretariat Foundation, Rainbow Association and UCIDAN Association (Islamic Communities of Andalusia).
UNESCO Centre of Gran Canaria:
- November 2020 - Collaboration on the GLOBAL ALLIANCE UNMAP project, nominated for the 5th Global Awards. This project has the collaboration of the UNESCO GRAN CANARIA center, under an agreement concluded for the development of the activities of UNMAP, developed within the framework of the Arbitration and Mediation Service of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SAMADR-ULPGC. All these activities, developed jointly, are implemented within the GLOBAL ALLIANCE UNMAP project coordinated by the professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Rosa Pérez Martell and carried out, jointly, with Unesco Gran Canaria, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the institutions, organizations, corporations that in each case have been supporting each of the different actions.
- December 2020 – Collaboration with the initiative "Canarias Importa": led by the Social Council of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and born for the design of a new development model for the Canary Islands. It is a proposal that makes it possible to connect our islands with prosperity, with an economy with greater added value, more diversified and more sustainable. It is also an invitation to build a more cohesive, equitable and inclusive society, more resilient, with new business and social models and new ways of working between all public administrations, between them and private companies and between them and social initiatives. And it is also a call to civil society to assume more and more of a leading role in decision-making, because only in this way will the change of collective mentality that is required to take new directions be possible.
UNESCO Centre of Catalonia "CATESCO":
- CATESCO promotes in Catalan society the principles and values of UNESCO in its own fields such as education, science, culture, sustainable development, democracy, human rights, freedom of expression and communication, global citizenship, dialogue and peace, and it does so by promoting projects and initiatives both in network with other entities and in partnership with international organizations.
Friends of UNESCO Barcelona:
- Its annual activities are framed in the new paths that the entity must identify to continue working in favor of culture, education, science and peace. Until now it has done so as a speaker of foreign cultures and of its own, but it has also carried it out with the aim of offering citizens the active and informative approach of cultural, educational, scientific and research advances that, continuously, the world experiences. On the other hand, and as it cannot be otherwise, the implicit consequence of the effort and work in order to raise the awareness of the citizens in the principles listed above is to raise the culture of peace to the extent of the conscious. Its framework document "THE VALUES THAT DEFINE US" endorse it.
UNESCO Centre of Extremadura:
- "Sustainable Dialogues": Since 2014, they have been a new initiative of the UNESCO Centre of Extremadura that has emerged to offer a new space for reflection and debate through dialogue between various personalities of the national scene. Sustainability seen from journalism, from culture, from ethics, from politics, from the environment, etc. The outline of the dialogues follows the four areas of sustainability (environmental, social, economic and cultural) and, from them, to be able to point out what are the weak points of the region and then offer, from each perspective, what are the opportunities that we have and that can enable a sustainable development of Extremadura, those that differentiate us from the rest or those that the rest has been able to take advantage of and we have not. The Sustainable Dialogues event is free and open access, until full capacity, in the place that is determined each year within the program of cuex activities.
UNESCO Getafe-Madrid Centre:
- Every 21 May, the UNESCO Getafe-Madrid Centre celebrates the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Cultural diversity is a valuable resource for achieving development goals. All partners and public and private institutions are requested to help spread this message, in order to integrate culture and cultural diversity into the sustainable development agenda, making culture a priority.
UNESCO Murcia Centre:
- On May 21, the UNESCO Center of Murcia participates in the International Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. To this end, through the Radio Tiempo de Humanidades Programme, all the UNESCO Centres that make up the Spanish Federation of UNESCO Centres have linked the SDGs to the Universal Declaration for Cultural Diversity.
UNESCO Centre Basque Country:
- It defends and promotes the power of culture and the diversity of cultural expressions to respond to major social challenges and as fundamental tools for social transformation and the Sustainable Development Goals. An example in the field of plastic arts is the GizARTE network, which brings together people and organizations that educate, creators and cultural managers linked to education programs for social transformation in the Basque Country. GizARTE was born precisely from that idea in which art is recognized as the way to social transformation. Educators, creators, cultural managers and organized civil society who work every day to influence with their actions a social change that is more egalitarian, fair and responsible. They take advantage of all their explosion of colors to intensify the richness of diversity and difference (not inequality).
UNESCO Valencia Centre:
- The Multaqa (Arabic: friendly encounter) is an experience that has been held for years for the promotion of cultural diversity. In it the Muslims celebrate their Yumuaa of Islam, the Jews their Shabbat prayer and the Christians their Dominica. It gives the opportunity to contemplate and share, as a Sequence Friday/Saturday/Sunday, very different expressions in the ways of feeling and believing, favoring the exchange and cultural diversity in the terms indicated by UNESCO. Since 2016 Buddhism has been included so that the four main religions were present in the Silk Roads, in 2017 Hinduism was incorporated and in 2020 the Bahai faith has been added to complete the interreligious dialogue.
- XVI Multaqa, International Mediterranean Conference (online): The Silk and Grail Routes: Tourism, Values and Hospitality, 3-8 November 2020: en thisedition, the importance of the various cities that marked the Silk Road was highlighted and the imprint that each of them has left on a great shared legacy that is still alive today through multiple manifestations of all kinds. The UNESCO Valencia-Mediterranean Centre thus opted, once again, for dialogue between cultures, diversity and the search for common elements of a history in which we can all feel part of it, as corroborated by the participation of humanists, scientists and politicians from sixty countries.
6. CROSS-CUTTING THEMES AND PRIORITIES UNESCO
There has been a breakthrough on all issues related to "digital". Large portals offering joint information on the funds of different centres have been made available to the public, for example PAR.ES (Portal de Archivos Españoles), Biblioteca Digital Hispánica,which contains the collections of the National Libraryof Spain, CER.ES (networked collections of state museums). Progress has been made in incorporating new technologies in the relationship with users, for example the library loans of eBooks that include the loan of thee-reader support; and other portals already mentioned of performing arts, music, etc ... (teatro.es, danza.es, música.es)
On the other hand, piracy remains a serious problem that is being addressed through legislative measures and through other measures to promote culture in a digital environment. This is the case of the campaign Culture in positive, focused on foment, through the establishment of a web seal of quality, the legal use of the contents. It offers a seal that can be used by companies and institutions that adhere to it, and that allows Internet users to know that the Websites of these companies and institutions offer digital cultural content under conditions of legality (respect for intellectual property rights), quality and security. Today the campaign has 69 companies that have joined, representing the sectors of cinema, art, digital book, music or video games.
The right to equal treatment and non-discrimination and the principle of equal opportunities for women and men is enshrined in articles 14 and 9.2 of the Spanish Constitution. From now on and given the increasing presence of women in the labour market, their achievements in education and training, it becomes clear that there is a need to adopt legal measures to allow equal opportunities.
The Strategic Plan for Equal Opportunities (2019-2021), presented in February 2019, updates the previous Plan (2014-2016), has the largest budget of how many, has the largest budget of how many equality plans have been launched in Spain. Its main axes are: employment and the fight against wage inequality, conciliation and co-responsibility and the fight against gender violence. This Plan is the first to be accompanied, from the outset, by an Evaluation Programme, which implies, among other things, the selection of a set of indicators linked to each of its objectives, which will allow both its monitoring and degree of implementation and the evaluation of the results obtained.
For its part, the Women's Institute (IMs) (formerly the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities) is an autonomous body attached to the Ministry of Equality, which has the functions of promoting and encouraging equality between the sexes, facilitating the conditions for the effective participation of women in political, cultural, economic and social life, and of encouraging and developing the transversal application of the principle of equal treatment and non-discrimination.
It is also worth mentioning specific measures applied to different sectors within the scope of the Ministry of Culture and Sport:
In the audiovisual sector, the age rating of films incorporates a category called "especially recommended for the promotion of gender equality"; in the evaluation of projects for the award of grants, a special score is awarded to those who apply measures for gender equality in creative activities of script and direction and this measure is also applied in the exercise of parity in the composition of technical teams participating in films.
In the chapter of museums, Heritage in women is a virtual exhibition organized by the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Sport that analyzes from a gender perspective the presence and active participation of women throughout history, both in the public and private spheres, through a tour between the collections of thirty Spanish museums that are members of the Digital Network of Collections of Museums of Spain. Didactics 2.0 Museums in Women is the result of a joint work between a team from the Feminist Research Institute of the Complutense University of Madrid, the e-Women's Association and the teams of the Museums participating in the project. It focuses on women in art and fits with the requirements demanded in the call of the Ministry of Culture Request for aid for the promotion of cultural projects to be developed in museums, which expressly speaks of "disseminating and facilitating knowledge of the cultural heritage guarded in museums and promoting the integration of initiatives that contribute to establishing multilateral cooperation mechanisms and to developing joint actions in the field of museums, all under the provisions of article 149. 28, and 149.1 of the Spanish Constitution".
The impulse to creativity is reflected in the celebration of the Festival Ellas Crean that in this year reaches its twelfth edition. This event is endorsed by the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities and is an encounter with the creation of women in all artistic facets, materialized in a program of activities that mixes more innovative proposals with more consolidated ones.
The importance of measures specifically aimed at young people must meet a double requirement: the training of an engaged public and citizens and the involvement of young people in cultural projects that facilitate their personal development as individuals and as members of the society in which they live.
The basic instrument for the establishment of policies aimed at young people is the Institute for Children and Youth (INJUVE) under the Ministry of Social Rights and agenda 2030. It offers information to young people about scholarships, volunteering, entrepreneurship and creation.
Within the scope of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, interesting measures can also be mentioned: in the field of classical theatre, the "Young National Classical Theatre Company "has been created, one of whose activities consists of touring the Secondary Education Institutes. At the same time, a plan of specific productions for young people and adolescents has been developed ("My first classic"), and "Pedagogical notebooks" and "Didactic sheets" of the programs of the National Classical Theater Company have beenpublishedfor pedagogical use inthe classrooms. A theater award (Buero Vallejo) is also called annually, in which students from more than three hundred educational centers stage their plays. In terms of dance, an "Educational Plan of the National Dance Company of Spain "has been initiated, and a program called "Come and meet the National Ballet of Spain that aim to bring young people to these disciplines.
There is also a Youth Office in Spain, which is a technical body for the analysis and diagnosis of the situation of young people in our country and for supporting the formulation of youth initiatives, programmes and policies. It regularly produces and disseminates statistical data, opinion polls, studies and research on youth and maintains a specialised documentary collection, and regularly publishes the Journal of Youth Studies, in digital and paper format, in which the most relevant topics relating tothe youth field are addressed in depth and in a monographic manner by variousexperts.
7.-ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
The period covered by this report has coincided with a serious health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has had wide-ranging and difficult to address impacts. However, in the period 2016-2021 important documents have been formulated that have presided over cultural policies at national and international levels, such as the Culture 2020 Plan of the Secretary of State for Culture (2017) and the V Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2018-2020, of which detail has already been given in thisreport.
This same period has also been marked, as indicated, by a change of legislature in Spain that, among other measures, has involved a ministerial change, when the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport was dissolved, to create the current Ministry of Culture and Sport, in June 2018.
It has continued with the statisticsthat allow to know the situation and the evolution of the culture in Spain (Yearbook of Cultural Statistics and Satellite Account of the Culture in Spain, that take into account among other theoretical sources the Framework of Cultural Statistics updated by UNESCO), and the Survey of habits and cultural practices. It has collaborated with the implementation of the Ibero-American Observatory of Culture and with different Ibero-American countries that are implementing Satellite Accounts of Culture, providing the methodology used in Spain.
Looking to the future, there are many challenges: we must continue working on the structured development of the digital sector, and on the elimination of barriers that hinder equal access for citizens; to combat the illegal use of digital culturalcontent, which attacks the waterline of the sector; to seek new sources of funding for cultural activities, goods and services, which above all protect creation and dissemination and facilitate the arrival of citizens; to continue to disseminate the CDC and its principles; to continue to act on the basis of education so that the integration of different cultures is real, and so that new audiences for culture are formed.